A good lession

December 24, 2012 6:03pm CST
So a picture has a thousand words. Well this kid has a note in the picture. It explains how he wasn't grateful, for receiving a smaller less expensive gift. So his parents decided to take back the PlayStation 3, he got for Christmas. With the refund money, they bought stuff for the less fortunate children. I think this is a great lession, to each this new generation. I find this new generation to be so ungrateful and snobby. It like the world owes them everything. They dont want to earn anything. I do blame bad parenting on this. If parents down show their kids that they have balls. Then their children will walk all over them and, the world. The harsh lessions are the ones that needs to be taught. Or our world will be doomed. Its bad enough we can't give children a slap on the bum anymore. Actually I still would. I don't have to explain that to anyone. Like hell my kid will misbehave and, be out of control. So what are your thoughts on this story?
4 responses
@sanjay91422 (2728)
• India
25 Dec 12
It is a bad idea to get the gift from your child and then giving it to someone else. It shows that the gift was of no worth because you gave it to somebody else. The child who already thought the gift was not good enough will think that he is not even a little special for the parents. I think the best way is to know the exact gift the child wanted. If you want food and somebody gives you water, will it satisfy your hunger? Of course no, so if you are giving something to someone then make sure that they really want it, otherwise don't give. I don't think that was a good lesson.
25 Dec 12
I hate to say this but, most of your comment doesn't make sense. The child not being grateful for a lesser, not as expensive gift. Is showing that the gift was worthless. That is a bunch of crap that, the child will not feel special. Since he gets all kinds of other gift, compared to some people that get nothing. He was being a brat and, got what he deserved. You can't compare presents, food and water. Since again, the child has other presents to open. I also think you are also ungrateful by saying "If you are giving something to someone, make sure that they really want it. Otherwise don't give. On Christmas it is the thought that counts. It doesn't matter how big or, small the gift is. This is something this new generation of kids must learn.
• India
25 Dec 12
Your first line says everything "I hate to say that", If you hate something to say then why you said all this? Start doing those things which you love. If you want some more explanation about my lines which make sense of course but it will make more sense if I elaborate it all. Food and water is the greatest and most important thing that nature has given us and when we are children then it is provided everyday to us by our parents. Now it is not that a food can not be compared to gift, because it may happen that somebody love some kind of food the most, so he will be happy to get that special food. It is thoughtful selection of the gift. Every person is different and so are their taste and likes. You can not force something to someone. It is not about these days children, but it is about any person. The thing which you don't like here is the fact that the child was blunt and he rejected the gift openly, so what? Some people are blunt and some are not. I hope you get my point, I am not here to tell you that you are wrong, but I am here to tell you that it is all about understanding. Peace!!
26 Dec 12
And you have to understand, being ungrateful is wrong. Back in the old days, you were lucky to get what you got for xmas. Whether you liked it or not. You were just lucky to get it and, it was the thought that counted.
• Argentina
25 Dec 12
Well, it is said that "The child is a reflection of the parents" so there you go, bad parenting, or maybe bad peers depending on age. It's okay to correct children, but on a strict AND friendly way, otherwise they will carry a grudge that will poison them, most likely
26 Dec 12
Cant you please explain you response?
@deazil (4605)
• United States
25 Dec 12
I think it's a great story. In my mind everybody benefited. The kid learned a hard lesson and maybe the next time the little ingrate gets a gift he won't be so ungrateful. The less fortunate kids benefited by getting presents of lesser value, though they were probably thrilled to have whatever they got, most likely not caring about what it cost but more likely that someone was kind to them (it's the thought that counts) and the parents benefited because their kid may just be a better person for the lesson they gave him and the good feeling they no doubt had knowing they made the other kids happy on Christmas. I like hearing about parents who aren't afraid to stand up to their kids. I don't think there's many that do.
@dodoazo (9777)
• Philippines
25 Dec 12
To teach the kid a lesson because of his misbehavior or indifference of receiving that gift by taking back what has been bought for him is not a good. It will create a bad impression for him. Rather, he would be counseled by his parents and lovingly explained to him the good effect and bad effect of his actuation. Then everything is settled in a nice way. What the parent's intention is to help the charity, but not to the expense of their son's bad attitude.